It Lurks Below is an action-oriented, survival RPG in a randomly generated world. Fight through the massive underground dungeon, customize your character with random items and find out what evil lurks below.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (16) - 81% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (263) - 86% of the 263 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 25, 2018

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Why Early Access?

“It Lurks Below is a fun new one-man indie game project from myself, David Brevik, the creator of Diablo and Diablo II. Although the game is already engaging and addictive, I want to use Early Access to make the project even better. I’m a big believer in actively communicating with your community, getting feedback and improving the final product. This has already been going on in a small closed beta, but I’m ready to open it up and make the best possible game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I estimate that the game will be fully released later in 2018. I have been working on the project for about a year and 4 months so far, and though progress is rapid, I still have content I feel needs to be in the game and polished for release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The focus of development during Early Access will be on finishing the content for the game. Although there are hours and hours of content, I still want to add more skill items, new bosses, new recipes, new runewords, more unique items and many other changes to get to the final version. Most importantly though, I would love to hear from the community. What do they really wish was in the game? With the beta I have been running, there has been quite a bit of constructive feedback which has resulted in changes and new content for the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is full featured. There are many hours of compelling gameplay with many skills, builds, classes, and items. What the game lacks is some of the end content. About two-thirds of the world is complete.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. Early Access supporters will receive a lower price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Working with the community is a vital part of the way I create games. This has been true with this project and other projects I’ve worked on in the last 10 years. During the closed beta I have been in constant communication with the supporters and patches have been frequent.

There will be updates every few weeks and detailed notes about what is being worked on and what has been put into the updates.”
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August 17

Patch notes for EAv0.8.17a

- I changed quick sell at a vendor from (right mouse button) to (shift + rmb). This should help stop selling back bank tabs after you buy them and are excited to read them.
- You can now eat food, drink potions and read scrolls at the vendor with right mouse button. Tooltips are updated.
- If you bought bank tabs out of order (more expensive first) the prices would adjust and you would lose money. It now keeps track of which you buy.
- Gath'ack the Soulgazer has new AI, and a new room for Nightmare difficulty
- All of the bosses in Nightmare don't have backgrounds to easily place blocks and platforms on
- Big Necro changes:
- Necro now has a passive
- All buffs have been removed and ancient items toggled off for Necromancers.
- I doubled the damage on the Grim Scythe (to: 100/200/500/1000)
- Undead Heart has changed -- you now get Flight at Starting Rank, Slow Digestion moved to Tier 1 with infravision, Tier 4 increases Resistances
- Soul Collector has changed -- Gain a soul on kill. Stacks to 10. Every time you are hit, uses 1 soul and unleashes bolts
- There is a Necromancer runeword: The Scythe of Death

- If you were holding any item while food rotted anywhere in your inventory it caused you to drop the item off your mouse and place it back in inventory. This is fixed.
- Fixed calculation for monsters levels when switching between Normal and Nightmare difficulties. No more level 50s in the dirt in Normal!
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August 16

Patch notes for EAv0.8.16a

Big melee weapon changes today!

- There are now different modifiers on all melee weapons, much like wands. There may be more in the future.
- Stunning: chance to stun your target
- Slicing: chance to bleed your target
- Cleaving: Hit all enemies at the target impact point
- Bashing: Knock your target back when hit
- Concussive: Launch an air projectile towards the mouse cursor
- New Scroll: Scroll of Discovery - read to reveal/map a nearby special room
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About This Game

It Lurks Below is a retro-styled, 2D, action-oriented, survival RPG by David Brevik. Create a custom character and choose from several different classes to delve deep into the mysteries of what evil lurks below. Dig down and explore the randomly generated levels, find random items, and combat deadly monsters to get the answers.

Though this game looks similar to other games in the genre, it plays very differently. It is a true RPG, with many stats and character classes. It is very reminiscent of other games made by David Brevik such as Diablo, Diablo II, Hellgate: London and Marvel Heroes. With six character classes to choose from, randomly generated levels, random stats on items, secret areas, bosses, a survival talent tree and three different play modes, it delivers on a very different and unique gaming experience.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required

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